Trauma Studies Program | 10/6/2017-3/30/2018



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Psychodynamic Perspectives on Theory & Treatment
October 6, 2017 – March 30, 2018


Course Description

Trauma can have profound and far-reaching psychological effects.  Mental health professionals are frequently faced with trauma survivors experiencing a wide range of symptoms that are perplexing and seemingly inexplicable.

This in-depth program will address these complex symptoms looking through a theoretical lens informed by multiple psychodynamic theories including attachment theory, object relations, self psychology, and intersubjectivity to provide a rich and comprehensive understanding of trauma with a heavy emphasis on  clinical work.  The program is taught by highly skilled psychoanalysts and mental health professionals who have extensive experience in their particular areas of expertise.

Course Curriculum

The curriculum will address a wide range of topics including:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mariann Hybels Miller, Ph.D.

History of Trauma
Classical Psychodynamic Perspectives on Trauma
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

Post-Traumatic Nightmares
Sandra Garfield, Ph.D.

Neurobiology and Trauma
Zari Hedayat, Ph.D.

Attachment Trauma
Karen Beard, Ph.D.

Cultural Influences on Attachment Styles and Trauma Transmission
Carol Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
Alan Spivak, Ph.D.
Valérie Rubinstein von Raffay, Ph.D.
Tom Helscher, Ph.D.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Incest
Michael Diamond, Ph.D.
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

Traumatic and Chronic Illness
Jo Ann McKarus, Psy.D.

Combat Trauma, Massive Trauma and Culture
Carol Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Trauma
Roberta Mirisch, Psy.D.

This program is designed to enhance the clinical skills of mental health professionals who work with adults and/or children, including psychologists, social workers, and MFTs as well as psychiatrists, other medical professionals, and clergy. The course will be of value to those who are new to psychodynamic thinking as well as seasoned clinicians looking to deepen their work with trauma survivors.

Continuing Education

A Certificate of Course Completion will be awarded to participants upon completion of the 22-week course and after meeting the attendance requirements.

This course has been approved for 44 CME/CE credits.

Graduation April 6, 2018

Program Director
Mariann Hybels Miler, Ph.D


The fee for this program is $1250 if registered before September 23rd and it is $1300 if registered after September 23rd.  Students and Interns may register at a discounted price of $1025 if registering before September 23rd and $1075 if registering after September 23rd.

Course Brochure

Trauma Studies 2017-2018 Brochure

Additional information


Fridays starting October 6, 2017 – March 30, 2018


1:00pm – 3:00pm